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by chriss
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Sporty sport lines allowed?
Replies: 77
Views: 10180

Re: Sporty sport lines allowed?

personally when I bolt the line my primary question to myself is: how will a climber who is totally confident/competent and comfortable at this grade feel about the line. ..... if the grade is within your comfort range, expect to be pleased with the balance of the entire experience. Well put! Thank...
by chriss
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Ground fall 11-21-12
Replies: 39
Views: 11235

Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

camhead wrote:Any more details? Route? Circumstances?
Any more info on the accident? Anything that we can learn from? Saw the ambulances on our drive out. Happy to hear that the climber is recovering!
by chriss
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Sporty sport lines allowed?
Replies: 77
Views: 10180

Re: Sporty sport lines allowed?

I don't think the fall from up there would be that bad. Just kind of bad? I certainly would not want to take that fall. How would you as a developer feel, if someone fell and was injured due to a bad bolt placement with respect to a ledge or an unnecessary runout? I am trying to get back to pigstea...
by chriss
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Sporty sport lines allowed?
Replies: 77
Views: 10180

Re: Sporty sport lines allowed?

Sporty does not mean dangerous in my book. Run outs to the chains on overhung terrain is one way to make a route safe and sporty. Run outs up high can be exhilarating. Run outs down low just mean we are going to have to end our climbing day early bc a newbie couldn't calculate the risk. I understan...
by chriss
Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Fixed Gear
Replies: 284
Views: 31300

Re: Fixed Gear

Jeff wrote:Really. It's time for this thread to die. Your passion is admirable Ian, the way you treat people who don't completely buy into your ideas is frankly embarising.
Well put. Ian - how many hours a day to you spend on this website?
by chriss
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Bad Ass or Dumb Ass?
Replies: 35
Views: 4468

Re: Bad Ass or Dumb Ass?

I don't think he even "soloed" Chainsaw... just climbed up for the pose sesh before any of the "harder" moves then downclimbed. In any case it's not really very impressive or admirable, although the spraying down about it has quite the opposite effect. Climbed at the undertow wall with Thomas that ...
by chriss
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Front Page
Topic: PDs at Lode
Replies: 557
Views: 140383

Re: PDs at Lode

On a side note the routes on the GMC wall will be stripped of their fixed gear as well. For me removing the perma-draws had nothing to do with excluding any user group based on the difficulty of routes they are climbing or as any broad solution to the many problems facing the local climbing communi...
by chriss
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Deliberate Practice
Replies: 67
Views: 7781

Re: Deliberate Practice

If I look over the last 19 years of my climbing, there is a common theme: I train really hard, get strong, and then typically get injured. Lots of random injuries. hamstring, back, hip, finger, etc. So my main focus is to build a huge base, vary my workouts between bouldering, lots of endurance rou...
by chriss
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Deliberate Practice
Replies: 67
Views: 7781

Re: Deliberate Practice

Sticking to a schedule, doing things that aren't 'fun' qualifies as training to me. I haven't checked out odub's site, but I will. However, I'm seeing massive gains right now, so I'm not likely to deviate until I start plateauing. I know which days I'm going to climb, what I'm going to do on the no...
by chriss
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Deliberate Practice
Replies: 67
Views: 7781

Re: Deliberate Practice

I've been training for a trip to colorado for the last month. I definitely practice. The limiting factor for me has always been endurance, so I'm focusing on doing lots and lots of routes just under my limit. I find this allows me to boost endurance and technique while lessening the chance of injur...
by chriss
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?
Replies: 102
Views: 8974

Re: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?

Chriss, you are missing the point. ..... After 10 min of working the same sequence, I will pull through (if possible) or lower if there are people waiting. I am sure you would appreciate these ethics if you show up at the same crag and want to jump on a line that I am 15 feet up on. I Understand ex...
by chriss
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?
Replies: 102
Views: 8974

Re: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?

Puppy, maybe you were the belayer? Nice of you to stick up for your buddy from Bloomington though. http://www.redriverclimbing.com/viewtopic.php?t=8307 hmmmmm, well I don't know either of them and I think you are whining like a little bitch. You had to wait for a route, while someone was climbing a...
by chriss
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?
Replies: 102
Views: 8974

Re: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?

all cool, as long as you count every hang on the rope as one go....so in your 'sesh", you actually sent it on, oh, perhaps your 34th go of the day...just be honest,that's all. That is why I only count the number of times that I rope up. Does that mean if I rope up, and don't untie, then I can send ...
by chriss
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?
Replies: 102
Views: 8974

Re: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?

If I'm working a route and another climber walks up to the cliff and informs me that he is ready for his red point burn I'm not going to lower off the route and let him/her go. I would politely inform the climber that this is a working burn and it might be 30 minutes. I don't feel the difficulty of...
by chriss
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?
Replies: 102
Views: 8974

Re: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?

pigsteak wrote: all cool, as long as you count every hang on the rope as one go....so in your 'sesh", you actually sent it on, oh, perhaps your 34th go of the day...just be honest,that's all.
That is why I only count the number of times that I rope up.